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Aug 19, 2015

Interview – Spieth a prototype, Woods going wrong way: Azinger

By Mark Lamport-Stokes

(Reuters) – Jordan Spieth is “the prototype” of the modern-day golfer while Dustin Johnson, “the most immensely talented guy out there who hasn’t won a major”, needs to take his game to a higher mental level, according to Paul Azinger.

In an interview with Reuters, former United States Ryder Cup captain Azinger also weighed in on the ongoing woes of Tiger Woods, saying he “continues to go in the wrong direction” with his focus on the physical rather than the mental.

Aug 17, 2015

Analysis – Jason Day win confirms change of the guard

KOHLER, Wisconsin (Reuters) – Jason Day’s breakthrough victory at the PGA Championship served notice that a changing of the guard is now complete with an exciting posse of young guns set to dominate the majors for the next decade.

Newly crowned world number one Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy are already established as the game’s leading duo but Australian Day, 27, American Rickie Fowler, 26, and rising Japanese talent Hideki Matsuyama, 23, are in hot pursuit.

Aug 17, 2015

Jason Day win confirms change of the guard

KOHLER, Wisconsin (Reuters) – Jason Day’s breakthrough victory at the PGA Championship served notice that a changing of the guard is now complete with an exciting posse of young guns set to dominate the majors for the next decade.

Newly crowned world number one Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy are already established as the game’s leading duo but Australian Day, 27, American Rickie Fowler, 26, and rising Japanese talent Hideki Matsuyama, 23, are in hot pursuit.

Aug 17, 2015

Day’s tough life journey finally leads to major win

KOHLER, Wisconsin (Reuters) – Bruised but toughened by a difficult childhood, Australia’s Jason Day endured several close calls at the majors before finally landing one with a three-shot victory at the PGA Championship on Sunday.

The 27-year-old from Rockhampton in Queensland led from start to finish in the final round at Whistling Straits, closing with a five-under-par 67 before savoring the celebrations with his caddie and long-time coach, Colin Swatton.

Aug 17, 2015

Spieth savors number one spot after close PGA call

KOHLER, Wisconsin (Reuters) – Jordan Spieth ended one of the best major seasons ever by a player on a bittersweet note at the PGA Championship on Sunday as he had to settle for second place while becoming world number one for the first time.

In pursuit of a rare third grand slam title in the same year, the Masters and U.S. Open champion closed with a four-under-par 68 at Whistling Straits for a 17-under total of 271, finishing three strokes behind the triumphant Jason Day.

Aug 17, 2015

Golf-Spieth savours number one spot after close PGA call

KOHLER, Wisconsin, Aug 16 (Reuters) – Jordan Spieth ended one of the best major seasons ever by a player on a bittersweet note at the PGA Championship on Sunday as he had to settle for second place while becoming world number one for the first time.

In pursuit of a rare third grand slam title in the same year, the Masters and U.S. Open champion closed with a four-under-par 68 at Whistling Straits for a 17-under total of 271, finishing three strokes behind the triumphant Jason Day.

Aug 17, 2015

Golf-Day wins PGA Championship in record style

KOHLER, Wisconsin, Aug 16 (Reuters) – Australia’s Jason Day held his nerve to end five years of close calls at the majors with an emotional breakthrough victory by three shots over American Jordan Spieth at the PGA Championship on Sunday.

World number five Day, two ahead of Spieth overnight, never relinquished his lead as he closed with a five-under-par 67 on a blustery afternoon of hazy sunshine at Whistling Straits to post a major record low of 20-under 268.

Aug 16, 2015

Golf-Day stays two ahead midway through final round

KOHLER, Wisconsin, Aug 16 (Reuters) – Australia’s Jason Day stayed on course for his first major title as he preserved his overnight two-shot lead midway through Sunday’s final round of the PGA Championship.

Boosted by a 50-foot putt at the seventh, Day mixed four birdies with a bogey to reach the turn in three-under 33 on a blustery afternoon of hazy sunshine at Whistling Straits.

Aug 16, 2015

Spieth set for final-round shootout, and rare third major

KOHLER, Wisconsin (Reuters) – Dazzling sunshine and ideal scoring conditions greeted the early starters at the PGA Championship on Sunday with a final-round shootout on the cards and the prospect of further golfing glory for Jordan Spieth.

Masters and U.S. Open champion Spieth heads into the final 18 holes of regulation at Whistling Straits just two shots behind overnight leader Jason Day in his bid to win a rare third major victory this year.

Aug 16, 2015

Golf-Spieth set for final-round shootout, and rare third major

KOHLER, Wisconsin, Aug 16 (Reuters) – Dazzling sunshine and ideal scoring conditions greeted the early starters at the PGA Championship on Sunday with a final-round shootout on the cards and the prospect of further golfing glory for Jordan Spieth.

Masters and U.S. Open champion Spieth heads into the final 18 holes of regulation at Whistling Straits just two shots behind overnight leader Jason Day in his bid to win a rare third major victory this year.